I have a 8 yr old son who is profoundly autistic, adhd, SPD, limited communication and verbal skills, and learning disabilities. His specialist sch is going to cont to provide support for him 2 days a week, during this time and whilst we remain well.
On the 5 days a week he doesn’t go into sch we walk our dog. This is so important for him as he needs space to run and use energy up. We have been driving to local places where I know we are unlikely to meet others. We live on a housing estate with roads and lots of people. And he cannot cope with me holding his hand to keep him safe, and becomes frustrated. He has no concept of ‘social distancing’ and would not stop away from people. If he sees small children he often pushes or hits them.
Am I justified by these new restrictions to drive somewhere away from our home to have a walk? This would be our one outing that day. We would return home straight after.
I don’t like to think that others believe we have special treatment or that we’re not following rules. I’m nervous how his beh and mental health would dramatically become negative and dangerous if we couldn’t get out everyday.